Ray McGovern and Professor Geoffrey Roberts have collaborated to produce a deeply insightful video on origins of the Ukraine War. It takes the form of a dialogue between the esteemed historian Geoffrey Roberts and Ray McGovern (CIA retired). The video is long, but it is an informative and I think very accurate discussion of the US role in provoking Russia’s “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine. Roberts’ essays on this subject are powerfully and elegantly written (for example, see this link), but his speaking style can occasionally be a little distracting. I certainly recommend listening very carefully to what he has to say — he is an extremely knowledgeable and competent. McGovern’s side of the dialogue is tip top — as usual — but is one of his best (see bio here).
The following link will take you to the imbedded video:
Ukraine: The Why or Russia’s Invasion
October 6, 2023
Professor Geoffrey Roberts & Ray McGovern analyze “WHY” Russia invaded Ukraine and the question of whether Putin had any real options to the ‘Special Military Operation’, given Russia’s perception of a growing existential threat. Geoff leads off at minute 6:50 in the video.